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Plane's landing gear ends up working

A four-seater plane reported a stuck landing gear as it was coming into Red Wing Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon. Red Wing Fire Department was called to the scene at about 3:30 p.m., and two ambulances responded.

However, the Beechcraft Serria's landing gears came down while the plane was still in the air, and it was able to land normally, Red Wing airport chief operating officer Sam Blue said.

"The pilot requested precautionary support due to an indication on the instrument panel," Blue said, adding that he wasn't entirely familiar with the issue and didn't know how many people were on board the plane.

This is the third incident at Red Wing Regional Airport since Feb. 15. A Piper Malibu safely landed after its engine failed March 8. On Feb. 15, a single-engine plane landed without one of its landing gears. No one was hurt in either incident.

Blue said that previously there had been no plane-related issues at Red Wing Regional Airport in the last 20 years.

"I just can't believe it," Blue said of the recent incidents.

Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.
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